One of the most popular destinations in Florida, Fort Lauderdale offers great beaches, a vibrant nightlife and a wide choice of restaurants. Begin your search for cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale today and you could be soaking up the Floridian sunshine before you know it.
As Fort Lauderdale is bathed in tropical sunshine throughout the year, it makes the perfect destination for a winter getaway. From December to April you can expect to enjoy clear skies, low humidity and warm weather. Book your fights to Fort Lauderdale at this time of year and you’ll be able to make the most of the region’s outdoor attractions and beautiful beaches.
Summers in Fort Lauderdale can be incredibly hot and humid. What’s more, from June to November the Atlantic coast of Florida is often affected by hurricanes sweeping across the Caribbean. However, if you don’t mind the heat, or the chance of an occasional storm, finding cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale in the summer months should be relatively easy.
There are plenty of departure airports to choose from when booking flights to Fort Lauderdale. And when you search for flights with Orbitz there are a number of ways to boost your chances of grabbing a bargain.
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The main airport serving the city is Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. Located just three miles from central Fort Lauderdale, the airport is a focus city for a number of airlines and so offers a wide choice of national and international departures.
Once your fight to Fort Lauderdale has touched down, you can continue your journey using the Tri-Commuter rail service, this connects Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International with Miami and West Palm Beach and is an easy way to get around the area. Buses and taxis serve the airport and rental cars are available at the terminal.
As Miami International Airport is just 30 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, it offers another convenient alternative gateway to the area.
A number of airlines offer direct daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to destinations around the US, these include:
Fort Lauderdale has a reasonably good public transport network, making it easy to get around town without a car. The Sun Trolley Hop-on Bus operates on seven routes in and around the city center connecting the beach with nearby areas.
If you want to do a little sightseeing as you travel, catch a water taxi to your destination. Buy a ticket for a day of unlimited travel on the boat network and explore a different side of Fort Lauderdale.
As Fort Lauderdale is pretty flat, it’s a great city for cycling. The BCycle scheme makes it easy to rent a bike for your journey and the city’s bike path network ensures you can travel safely and easily.
Taxis, trains and buses also connect Fort Lauderdale with the surrounding area.
The main attraction in Fort Lauderdale is the city’s beach. Located at the heart of the tourist area, its wide, clean sands are the perfect place to soak up some sun. The beach is backed by a pedestrian walkway, making it the perfect destination for an afternoon stroll.
If you want to learn a little more about the city’s history, head to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. A Fort Lauderdale landmark, the 360-acre estate houses a number of historic displays and gives a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past.
Look into city passes and sightseeing passes when you arrive in Fort Lauderdale to save money on your trip.
December to April is the best time span to go to Fort Lauderdale weather-wise, with warm, dry air and very little rain. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding beaches becomes a magnet for visitors during this period, as is the case with nearby vacation destinations Miami and Palm Beach. Spring-breakers still come to party in March—though Fort Lauderdale is more family-friendly than notorious party spots like Miami and Daytona.
The heat of the summer sun is intense, made worse by the high humidity, which makes visiting anytime between June and September a constant effort to find air conditioning or a cold drink. It also means the annual flock of “snowbirds”—those who live there only for the agreeable winter months—migrate back to the cooler north to leave the place emptier for about six months of the year. Summer is also rainy season, so be prepared for short, daily downpours. On the plus side, summer also means less traffic and off-season prices.
Each year between June and November, Florida’s Atlantic coastline is threatened by hurricanes coming out of the Caribbean Sea. The chances of a direct hit are fairly remote, but it does happen. According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, September is the most active month for hurricanes in the South Florida region.
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